Train hits truck, 2 killed

Train hits truck, 2 killed

The wrecked truck trailer and its cassava chip cargo, hurled into the trackside canal when hit by a train at a railway crossing in Muang district, Udon Thani, on Monday night. The train driver and engineer were killed. (Photo: Rescuemetha28 Foundation)
The wrecked truck trailer and its cassava chip cargo, hurled into the trackside canal when hit by a train at a railway crossing in Muang district, Udon Thani, on Monday night. The train driver and engineer were killed. (Photo: Rescuemetha28 Foundation)

The train driver and the engineer were killed when their train hit a truck at a railway crossing in Udon Thani on Monday night.

The violent impact derailed the train, which was heavily damaged. The train hit the truck's trailer, which was thrown into the canal beside the tracks.

The train driver and the train engineer were both killed.

There were about 100 passengers in the train's nine cars. Some received minor injuries.

The trailer truck driver did not stop at the crossing, but drove over it because the safety barrier was not  down. The truck was halfway across when he heard a train warning horn and then felt a huge impact as it crashed into the trailer.

The truck driver was adamant the safety barrier was not down across the road. If it was, he would have stopped, he said.

Police were investigating.

Vocabulary

  • adamant: determined not to change  your belief or decision about something - ยืนกราน
  • barrier: a bar or gate that stops people, animals or vehicles from entering a place - สิ่งกีดขวางทางผ่าน
  • damaged (adj): having received physical harm makes something less attractive, useful or valuable - ได้รับความเสียหาย
  • derail: (of a train) to come off the railway tracks - ตกราง
  • horn: a device in a vehicle for making a loud sound as a warning or signal - แตร
  • impact (noun): the force with which one object hits another - แรงกระแทก
  • injury (noun): physical damage done to a person or a part of their body - อาการบาดเจ็บ
  • investigate: to try to find out the facts about something in order to learn the truth about it - ตรวจสอบหาความจริง
  • minor: not important; small; having little influence or effect - เล็กน้อย
  • trailer: a truck, or a container with wheels, that is pulled by another vehicle - รถพ่วง
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